Victoria’s Sherwood on Hunt for Head Chef

The GOODS from Sherwood

Victoria, BC | Sherwood is Victoria’s first day-to-night cafe and bar complete with comprehensive takeaway coffee service and an all season patio. We are enviably perched at our downtown’s prime people-watching crossroads of Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue where we be hosting the full spectrum of our fresh-faced city with the recklessly optimistic and hospitality-forward approach. In keeping with the tradition of Habit, we’re in the business of building a long time community institution – one that begins with executing a tight and thoughtful food and beverage program in a progressive and accessible social space.

Sherwood is first and foremost a gathering place for the city. That means employing staff who know how to make customers and staff alike feel genuinely welcome, this is our mandate. It also means that we plan to take care of our team by not only by creating a positive and inclusive working environment but also offering a competitive pay and benefit package.

Head Chef

Sherwood Cafe & Bar is looking for a Head Chef to lead the daily operations of the kitchen. Working closely with the Managing Director and with the FOH Manager, the Head Chef is accountable for the overall quality of all food provided at Sherwood.

Sherwood being an all day kitchen this position is open to a professional with a wide range of culinary expertise including brunch, lunch, dinner and baking. Sourcing locally and carefully balancing food and labour costs the Head Chef will build locally inspired seasonal menus.

In order to be successful in their application, the applicant must have:

5 + years of kitchen management experience
Proven successful leadership
Values alignment – Integrity, empathy, humility, optimism, inspiring
Strong communication skills both written & verbal
Proven organizational skills
Excellent food and beverage knowledge
problem solving & delegation
Initiative & follow through
Fun, Happy, & Positive character!

Sherwood is a community driven restaurant with a focus on hospitality that begins with our team and extends to our guests. As part of our commitment to our staff we offer a professional and clean work environment in a growth driven kitchen, as well as extended benefits and complimentary gym pass. If you’re interested in continuing to build communicative and tight-knit team of happy people we’d love to have you on board.

Please forward your resume AND cover letter to shane [at] or drop by in person and ask for Jane or Shane.

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